The U.S. Tax Court is accepting applications for the position of Legal Clerk . Apply by March 31, 2023.

About US Tax Court

The Tax Court is a court of law exercising judicial power independent of the Executive and Legislative Branches. The Tax Court is one of the courts in which taxpayers can bring suit to contest IRS determinations, and it is the primary court in which taxpayers can do so without prepaying any portion of the disputed taxes.

About the Opportunity

The U.S. Tax Court is accepting applications for the position of Legal Clerk .

Roles and Responsibilities

  • The incumbent is a member of the Section responsible for processing petition packages and preparing pleadings, orders, session calendars, and other legal correspondence pertaining to cases litigated before the Tax Court.
  • Additionally, the Section is responsible for scheduling cases for trial, issuing Notices of Trial and Standing Pretrial Orders, and/or Notices.
  • Review and analyze documents received and petitions filed to ascertain adherence to Tax Court Rules of Practice and Procedure in order to initiate a case. Ensure appropriate tax case designations (regular or small) and issue orders as needed.
  • Apply appropriate filing fees and confirm that petitions have been amended appropriately. Enter Orders of Dismissal for failure to pay filing fees and/or file an amended petition.
  • Process undeliverable mail returned by the U.S. Post Office, taking appropriate action as necessary, such as issuing orders changing address or directing additional service.
  • Prepare service copy and a daily service listing of all petitions and associated documents to be served on respondent. Record requests for place of trial, amending such requests as needed.
  • Respond to all correspondence requesting forms or other Court information.
  • Prepare and maintain the Court’s trial calendars. Issue Notices of Trial along with Standing Pretrial Orders and/or Notices, and 30-day trial reminder notices. Serve various change notices when any aspect of the trial has changed.
  • Maintain and update Tax Clinic letters to be issued to pro-se petitions.
  • Perform other work as assigned.


  • Applicants must be United States Citizens or Nationals.
  • All Court employees are required to adhere to the Code of Conduct for US Tax Court Employees.
  • Employees of the United States Tax Court are considered “At-Will” employees, and, as such, may be terminated with or without cause.
  • Those who are required must abide by Selective Service registration requirements.
  • Selection of this position is contingent upon favorable suitability determination and security background check, to include credit check, Federal income tax check and criminal check.
  • All applicant information is subject to verification.
  • The Federal Financial Reform Act requires direct deposit of federal wages for Court employees.
  • This job does not have an educational qualification requirement.


$42,870 – $76,459 per year

How to Apply?

All required documents listed in the website given below must be submitted in PDF format to: United States Tax Court, Office of Human

Application Deadline

March 31, 2023


United States Tax Court
Office of Human Resources
400 Second Street, N.W. 
Washington, DC 20217

Contact Information

Questions regarding this announcement may be directed to the Office of Human Resources at (202) 521-4700.

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